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Entries from September 2009

Alex visits California

September 28th, 2009 No Comments

My brother came out to Berkeley this past weekend, so I determined it was my duty to show him some of the awesome things about California. Day 1: Alex showed up around 2pm, looking completely exhausted and really sick of traveling. Clearly the only solution to this was beer-lunch, so we went to Jupiter for […]

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I passed!

September 21st, 2009 No Comments

I passed my prelims! After 4 weeks of studying physics that I’d forgotten years ago, I’m finally done. The oral exams were interesting–I totally rocked the classical exam, but barely passed the modern exam. I was amused by this because at MIT I spent 3 semesters on quantum and 1 day on lagrangians. In any […]


The Second Coming!

September 7th, 2009 No Comments

There was a point a few years ago when I scoured the internet trying to find an old IBM Ultranav keyboard — the kind with the nipple mouse, USB connector, and hub. The only American English versions I could find were several hundred dollars, and I would up purchasing one with French-Canadian layout for a […]



September 4th, 2009 No Comments

I spent the last 2 weekends doing written prelims, which are basically 6 hour exams on all of undergrad physics. I found out today that I passed both of them (barely–the classical by 3 points and the modern by 7 points), so now I get to move on to taking oral exams. I have 2 […]